(Taken with my phone - seriously, who can help me get a new camera?)
First of all let me just say that I am still incredibly pleased with my cloth diapers. I feel like I have to be on the defensive sometimes when I discuss cloth diapers because so many people thought we were just crazy to make this decision. I still feel like some people are waiting with an "I told you so" on the tip of their tongue. So as a major positive to begin this post with, I've discovered something new I love about the cloth diapers!
We went on a little trip last weekend to my cousin's wedding. We had a 6 hour car ride to get there. We decided to use disposable diapers on this trip because it just seemed easier on a short trip. So on the way down there, we had the most horrible, disgusting blowout we have ever had!! I noticed a faint smell of poop, so I told Lewis to pull over at the rest stop ahead so I could change her diaper. Well, as I go to get her out of the carseat I feel something wet on my hands when I reach around her, but it wasn't pee - it was poop all the way up to her shoulders!! How does that even happen?? Worst part was - that wasn't the only time it happened. Poop continually shot out the top of her diaper all weekend including the car ride home! It was not my favorite. I've never had that problem with the cloth diapers because they have elastic around the back and around the legs. I rarely have blowouts even with her apparent explosive tendencies. So yay for cloth!!
Now, not so yay about cloth...she's been getting a weird diaper rash lately on her actual butt cheeks rather than in the crack (not really sure how else to put that). So I knew it was probably something with the diapers. After a little research online, I've figured out it's probably detergent residue on the diapers because I didn't know we had to use the highest setting of water every time we wash them. (Whoops) So we've been stripping our diapers today. I washed them like normal at first (with the highest setting of water), then I washed them again with no detergent. Then we rinsed about 4 times. They're in the dryer right now. I'm hoping this works, but if it doesn't, I may be enlisting the help of some cloth diaper experts at Cloth Diaper Whisperer or Gro-Via where I actually got the diapers.
Has anybody else had this problem with cloth?
Or has anyone has the blowout problem with the disposables?